Monday, April 7, 2014

trailer relocation

TRAILER RELOCATION

Yes, same old subject covered yet again. But hopefully I spaced those apart by six to twelve months so it doesn’t seem like “American Survival Guide” repetition where every single issue followed the same format of an extremely overpriced semi auto none of us would ever own, various filler of no remembrance and the inevitable cold weather survival article- the ads were cool though and almost always paid for the purchase price ( I wonder, are there any minions who would be interested in a collaboration on a survivalist magazine? Perhaps we could do something different. I was thinking undercutting everyone on ad prices to make it like Shotgun News, and offered on CD to stand out from the Kindle crowd. I’d provide a lot of the content but would need some help, plus I have no interest in the admin part of it ). Also, before we get to today’s article, a short subject. Canned bacon. I encountered bacon jerky a short time ago. To me, it tasted just like the pre-cooked bacon they offer outside the fridge. Perhaps a smidge less fatty. I wonder how feasible it would be to take the pre-cooked type and Mason jar it ( using the vacuum sealer jar attachment to suck all the air out ). Just delicious food for thought.

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We have just been talking about relocating if something bad happens like eminent domain, over-population or the fracking companies moving to your locale. Understandably it would ideal to own your own land. But so many places are priced out of your league or have zoning prohibiting you from frugal living in a blatant attempt to keep out the poor, maximize local government revenue and pay back campaign contributors by monopolizing most services except oxygen supply ( and that is coming soon, Obammy’s Air Tax ). While it is far better to not owe the landlord, or the bank, if you are stuck beyond that possibility you can always do the next cheapest thing and rent a travel trailer/RV lot in town. This is ideal in so far as it minimizes your monthly rent, minimizes your moving costs and places almost no restrictions on where you can move to. For instance, if you think Idaho is ideal ( I’m saying it is, just giving a for instance ), you would find it near impossible to find an affordable piece of land close enough to a job to be feasible. So just pick a small town anywhere there is work and tow your trailer in a hook up. During a crash, paying rent is stupid. But wouldn’t it be far worse stuck paying rent in a much bigger city? You aren’t embracing the ideal, merely minimizing The Suck. Then, you always have the option of towing to a lot you eventually buy and can postpone building until you have cash on hand. Just an option, not a recommendation over junk land.

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14 comments:

  1. You are going find difficult to believe but, there is a place where you can park your trailer in a secured and gated community, filled with people just like you and tax free. "Not utilities free." You have to have a septic tank and of course the lot is just enough to place your mobile and have an area for 2 car parking. That's it. If you need more land It'll cost you $75.oo a month to obtain it for 200 payment, no interest no taxes.
    Well I got my first lot for $15.00 a month for 15 years, never did anything to it, but, when I got divorce and pretty much pennyless I went and set up camp in it. My neighbor died and his lady sold me her mobile for $13k right next to me. I course I grab it, complete furnished (and a little treasure I found, nothing much).

    There is no place here in the U.S.A. That's the reason we have soooo many expats here. Its paradise. Been here 30 years and I wont go back.

    (keep suffering suckers) Research this topic and be honest with yourself. I know exactly what you're going to say (negative) about it. But reality is totally different.
    Just come and see how many expats live and prosper here. (of course the U.S. realtors are going to paint a diff. Picture).

    Enjoy life, live mortgage free become a beach bum.

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  2. There's merit to your concept. While you live in a trailer/camper lot in town you have access to higher income potential. You just don't want to be caught trying to bug out of town too late. Its all in the timing but I wouldn't want to take that gamble at this point unless I was already in town. If you are stuck in town due to a job it may make sense to cut way back on housing and save some money to get out of town on some of Jim's junk land.

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    1. Its nothing soon to be retirees don't do.

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  3. If I'm understanding your premise, above, are you recommending securing a lot now BEFORE you move there ? As in pay the rental before you get there ? That sort of depends on honesty of park owner - he may rent same property to several parties and vamoose when SHTF.

    Another option is caretaking the property of a friend with a large enough lot to accomodate your trailer IN CASE you have to move to his/her lot. In other words, you do the labor in cleaning his property in exchange for a possible move if that even happens.

    Disadvantages

    Person may renege on deal.

    Person may move before that event occurs.

    Advantages:

    No cost, bartering your labor now for promise for a trailer roost in future.

    Security - lot is not left alone, so property is protected in mean time. Also, two households can help each other.

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    1. I think it is common to secure a lot in tourist areas, but I was actually talking moving there blind. Obviously you don't wantan area TOO prosperous.

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  4. How about the living in a van method? There are a few groups around the net that cater to this. It can be cheap, but about the same as having an efficiency apartment. Something with all utilities included and short term lease.

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    1. Its certainly viable, but a bit too extreme for me. I spend several months in the step-van and even that was too small.

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  5. Meat--any meat, not just bacon--must be pressure canned for 90 minutes, in most cases. That includes bacon--and bison...

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  6. I was reading some comments on previous sites. Do Not Change Your Writing Style! That's why I come to this site. You have some real gems. Even saw some of them highlighted on Ol Remus several times. I like this site because I can glean some useful info and be entertained at the same time.

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    1. Nope, not the style. Just the frequency-see Tuesday's article on schedule change,

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    2. I'm with Vic. And don't ever go all PC on us like Rawles. That's why I left that site and came to this one.

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    3. I'd rather stop writing than go PC. God, the wretched putrid mindless slop that produces! Not necessarily agreeing that is Rawles. He just seems to avoid pissing anyone off. I don't think catoring to the uber-religious would be considered PC.

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  7. No PC! Still curious what the location is on #1 comment

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